Alón Serum for Hair Regrowth - Fluke or Some Serious Science?
Posted on Wednesday, December 16 2015 11:01:00 PM in News by Allon Jacobs
Users of the Alon Labs Scalp Calming Serum are noticing an increase in hair growth. Does that make scientific sense?
When we at Alon Labs set out to make a calming serum to reduce the incredibly annoying problem of scalp itching, we wanted to help a lot of people. We didn’t, however, intend to find a solution for hair regrowth! As we hear more and more about users whose hair thickness improves after several months of Alon Labs Scalp Calming serum, we realized that something big was happening. Then it was time to connect the dots between these observations and the science that might explain them. What did we find?
For starters, several researchers have identified a connection between scalp inflammation (irritation) and hair loss. Since Alon Labs Scalp Calming Serum reduces inflammation – which is the exact opposite of common products such as those containing salicylic acid - it isn’t a surprise that hair growth is recovering.
Next, looking at specific ingredients in our serum, melatonin receptors have been found in hair follicles, and their activation confers increased follicular function and hair growth. Caffeine is highly active in cell renewal and protection, reducing free radicals and oxidation that damage hair follicles, and is an inhibitor of 5-α-reductase, much like Propecia (finasteride). Niacinamide, aside from world-class evidence that it reduces non-melanoma skin cancer rates, has demonstrated activity in aging pathways that impact hair health. Calendula and arnica reduce inflammation. And Vitamin C? It has a host of positive effects on hair and skin health, including tissue growth, anti-oxidant activity, and collagen production, all of which are part and parcel to hair growth.
So, while it’s really cool to hear from our product users that their hair is growing thicker, should we be surprised? Not really. We should have predicted it!